folie de grandeur
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(pronounced foh-LEE duh-grahn-DUHR)

This elegant sounding French term means delusions of grandeur or megalomania — i.e., a lust for power, usually at the expense of others.

Example: The escalating folie de grandeur by the AEC firm’s Vice President of Business Development cost three employees their jobs during the 3rd fiscal quarter, and then it cost him his.